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Supporting charities to build solid foundations

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I have extensive experience of working with Board of Trustees and can offer a professional common-sense approach to small/medium sized charities to identify areas of risk and make recommendations for any action that may be required. My approach is tailored to each individual organisation and the scope of work could vary from a specific review for an identified risk/issue through to a full review and audit.

I can support you with:

  • Review and audits of your Board and terms of reference

  • Facilitating Board away days

  • Reviewing and/or implementing the Charity risk register

  • troubleshooting specific issues

  • Review of Governance and identifying gaps



Having a cohesive, robust and clear strategy is paramount to ensuring that charities have solid foundations in place for whichever direction they may want to take. I have a proven track record of supporting charities to have the framework in place to grow services/provision, diversify income streams and implement cost saving efficiencies across the organisation. 

I can support you with:

  • Organisational strategy refresh

  • Producing and developing your funding strategy

  • Producing Capital Appeal plan and strategy

  • Implementing your fundraising strategy

  • Stakeholder consultation (internal/external)



I have a proven track record in developing fundraising strategies, capital appeal plans and implementing them to secure significant income. I specialise in supporting small to medium sized charities to grow their revenue funding and can offer practical delivery of fundraising with a good success rate with trusts and foundation applications.

I can support you with:

  • Fundraising audit

  • Fundraising strategy

  • Capital Appeal plan

  • Developing a sustainable pipeline of funders

  • Trust and Foundation application writing and submission



Having a strong case for support and being able to demonstrate the difference and impact you are making has never been so important. Stakeholders and funders want to know that funds are being spent effectively and that their support is making a difference. I have considerable experience of producing compelling information which demonstrates this. Having an ‘external’ perspective can also be key to having clear, confident and strong messages.

I can support you with:

  • Review of existing Case for Support and materials

  • Developing new Case for Support

  • Stakeholder consultation to ensure user voice is heard



Charities can sometimes have gaps in resources especially when they are small organisations looking to grow or maybe due to sickness, recruitment delays or extended leave in senior posts. I can add my expertise to your team for an interim period to help you through a transition, to fill a gap or to support a specific project.

I can support you with:

  • Interim CEO roles

  • Review of organisational policies and procedures to identify gaps

  • Independent reviews around sensitive HR issues

  • Developing the charities risk register

  • Supporting the recruiting the team e.g., interview support



I have provided valuable mentoring support for key team members of charity teams and appeals at critical moments. This has ensured that organisations can develop and nurture existing talent and empowered individuals increasing their knowledge and confidence to lead. I won the National Third Sector Award for 'rising Chief Executive for outstanding contribution to your organisation, or the wider sector, during the first two years in post' and have all the credentials to mentor and support new to post CEOs to achieve positive outcomes for all.

Mentoring is a great way to develop internal team members whilst knowing you have a supportive hand hold.

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